Careers

Whatever opportunity you’re interested in, working at OTR is a hugely rewarding experience, and we invest heavily in the progression of all our staff and volunteers.

All appointments at OTR are made subject to a DBS check.

Please note that a condition of any job offer or placement here at OTR is a willingness to work with difference. Whatever your role or professional background, you will be expected to work across different categories of ethnicity, race, social class, disability, faith, gender and sexual diversity. You will also need to be willing to work across our entire age range – from 11-25 and to engage with the full diversity of issues that young people can and do bring to OTR.

We take this bit seriously, so our promise to you is that we will encourage, support and develop your capability in working trans-culturally and with difference while you are with us.

Please find below a list of our current vacancies. If you can't find what you're looking for at this time but would like to leave your details and/or sign up to be alerted to potentially suitable opportunities when posted, then you can do so on our Register Interest page.



2x Freedom Youth Session Co-Facilitator

Freedom Youth is Bristol’s oldest and longest running gender and sexuality project, supporting LGBTQ+ young people since 1995. We are recruiting two Freedom Session Co-Facilitators to deliver in-person LGBTQ+ community group sessions and virtual activities.

Deadline: 17/02/2022

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Freedom LGBTQ+ Project Coordinator

Freedom is seeking a Project Coordinator to deliver high quality, participatory LGBTQ+ youth-led social action and support programmes across a range of delivery mechanisms including leading our community social action groups, workshops and 1:1 work. 

Deadline: 10/02/2022

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2x Team Manager (Mental Health Schools Team)

We’re recruiting for two exciting roles at OTR within our Mental Health Schools Team (MHST) which has been operational since January 2021 in partnership with Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust NHS (AWP) and is set to expand further in the coming years. The first phase has been a huge success and we are ready to expand our support to more local young people.

Deadline: 17/02/2022

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Youth Mental Health Practitioner

OTR are seeking a new member to join the CAMHS Intensive Outreach Team (CIOT), a partnership service between OTR and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) supporting young people up to 18 years across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Deadline: 16/02/2022

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OTR Trustee

OTR (Off the Record Bristol) is a mental health social movement by and for young people, reaching over 13,000 young people each year across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The charity is at an exciting stage of its organisational growth and is looking to expand its creative and diverse mental health and wellbeing info and support to young people and their networks.

Deadline: 31/03/2022

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Project Worker (Sports Works)

We are looking for an energetic and engaging Project Worker to support and build on the delivery of our successful Sports Works project, delivering a range of sports based wellbeing programmes in partnership with sports providers across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Deadline: 13/02/2022

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Fundraising Manager (Supporters)

The OTR Fundraising Manager (Supporters) is an exciting new role at OTR with the opportunity to lead and oversee our creative efforts to secure income from individual, community, corporate and retail-based supporters across Bristol, South Glos, North Somerset and beyond.

Deadline: 09/02/2022

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Community Fundraiser

OTR is looking for a creative and personable individual to identify, promote and nurture community involvement in OTR; championing fundraisers, donors, event hosts and those in the community supporting OTR with skill-sharing offers.

Deadline: 09/02/2022

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Engagement Worker

OTR is looking for an exceptionally talented Engagement Worker to be responsible for creatively communicating our message and to mobilise young people/stakeholders in a culture shift of our understanding of mental health. The Engagement Worker will be part of an exciting team who aim to create a first point of access into mental health care that is timely, appropriate and accessible to all.

Deadline: 07/02/2022

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Finance Director

OTR are working in partnership with Charisma Charity Recruitment to find an exceptional Finance Director to provide financial leadership to our developing Senior Leadership Team

Deadline: 14/02/2022

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Placements

We offer voluntary opportunities for both qualified and student practitioners to offer 1:1 work with young people. You can expect to play a full part in the OTR experience for young people so you will need to be able to commit to at least five hours per week.

Please note, this is a competitive process and you will at least need to be in the third/final year of a recognised professional qualification. Experience working directly with young people in a related capacity is also an advantage. We provide regular in-house multi-disciplinary group supervision as well as training and expenses.

We also accommodate other placement roles, including Health and Social Care students, Psychology students and Youth Workers. Please let us what you are studying, the hours per week you need to volunteer for your placement, and any other requirements. 

Here at OTR we really do embrace diversity, so we’re less interested in your theoretical orientation than your ability to build relationships with young people. All our volunteers work within our city centre service, which runs six days a week and offers brief interventions.

You can apply at any time, just drop us a line at recruitment@otrbristol.org.uk with a note on your background, availability, and attach your CV. Once we receive your application we’ll be in touch when vacancies arise that match your availability to arrange an interview with one of the team.


Work Experience

At the moment, we do not have the resource to take on work experience placements. We do however recognise the value of work experience and would encourage anyone interested in OTR to look at our volunteering and Peer Navigator opportunities as an exciting addition to a CV.